Performing a search on the Japanese Wikipedia is easy:


Now, I want to perform a search on all language versions of Wikipedia.

For instance when I search for Alain Pozzuoli, it must list the article in the French Wikipedia (actually the article does not exist in other wikipedias).

With Google I would use: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awikipedia.org+%s
But for privacy reasons I want to avoid that.
How to perform this search using a request to a Wikipedia/Wikimedia server?

  • I don't think you can do that, without querying every single Wikipedia.
    – svick
    Commented May 23, 2013 at 12:22
  • @svick: It seems that no other answers are coming, so feel free to add this comment as an answer so that I can accept it.
    – nic
    Commented May 23, 2013 at 22:58

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If privacy is your only concern, I would suggest you use DuckDuckGo: a search engine that respects their users' privacy and that do not record any user information.

You can use a similar syntax to what you suggested:

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    I guess it is the best solution until Wikipedia implements its own global search system.
    – nic
    Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 2:37

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